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Gaza07

Berd Air Tube Support For Smart Effector

by Gaza07 Aug 11, 2018
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Looks good. Can you share any details about the pump motor? I really like the notion of having something even lighter on the effector, with good visibility. Thanks!

Hi Brandonh heres a link to the type of pump used https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6kswurz the link will take you to the tiny url site which will show you the huge full address,
Make sure you get the correct voltage for your printer 12v or 24v the true 24v pupms are currently hard to find with a lot of chinese sellers,selling 12v pumps as 24v which isnt such a good idea, also you should run the pump via a mosfet board that supports negative pwm most mosfet boards about do this but not all, the reprap expander works perfecty but so dosome of the cheaper chinese versions,
running the pump directly from a main board fan connector isnt advised as the pump can draw moe than the board was designed to give,
Berd air is very good and offers cooling all the way around the nozzle, I never need to run my pump aboive 40% to get the cooling I need,
There is a stand I designed for holding the pump on your desktop it tried mounting on the machine but vibes were a problem, The pumps can be a little noisy but not to bad as long as you dont run them at 100%.

I’m some ways from retrofitting my DeltaMaker with a Smart Effector, but if & when I do, this will be the part cooling solution I use. Very elegant!

Would it make sense for the cooling tube to “snap” (or otherwise lock) into the long support arm? That’s the only potential improvement I can imagine.

I just looked at the picture I uploaded the cable tie is missing, I can upload another picture if you like.

The ali tube is quite a tight fit in the holder and a cable tie is around the tube and the support, also where the ali tube sticks above the smart effector and the silicone tube pushes over there is also another cable tie clamping the silicone tube to the ali which also sits on the top of the effector and stops the ali tube from slipping down, I have two deltas using this design and have never had a tube drop out of place.

Of course - a zip tie is perfect. Thanks!